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thunderstorms this afternoon. -- you may look forward to a scattered thunderstorms. we're expecting temperatures across the state to be pretty warm. we're starting off in the 70's. 84 at the harbor is the morning temperature. temperatures should climb to the low to mid 90's once again. partly sunny skies. more details on the thunderstorms in my forecast. sarah has a check of the roads. >> we will check the traffic for you. so far so good on the north side. no problems as you make your way towards the harrisburg expressway. a nice ride on the j.f.x. and on all the major roadways leading up to the beltway. so far so good. not a lot to talk about is you head out on your morning commute. we start with the west side of old court road. outer loop traffic moving pretty well.
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no problems on 795 out of owings mills into the beltway. this is southbound traffic coming into the harbor tunnel. fort mchenry tunnel equally smooth and the key bridge looks fine at this hour. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. the baltimore city fire academy ems program is suspended. >> kim dacey is live at headquarters with that story first reported to you by the i- team. good morning. > [no audio]
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>> when something like this happens, it reflects on the whole agency. unfortunately, somebody decided to do something they should not and we are going to pay the price for that. [no audio] >> thank you. some people are calling for the city's bottle tax to be repealed.
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many businesses have suffered because of it. pepsi had to cut 70 jobs the. >> they are very competitive at the pepsi plant with other plants in the mid atlantic area. this beverage tax has caused them to lose the edge and a portion of the plant was shut down. >> it goes to boarding up vacant homes. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think baltimore city should repeal the bottle tax? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> a suspected drug dealer is behind bars this morning. this happened late monday morning when police say they saw darin sympton dealing drugs. he fled and led them on a chase down the b-w parkway. south of 195, he ran a police
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cruiser. the pursuit ended in an arrest inside a clothing store. the trooper found marijuana and heroin on sympton. police have a person in custody in connection with the shootings of two private security guards. the female guard and the male guard were shot last thursday night after a confrontation at a townhouse location. so far, no charges have been filed and the suspect's name has not been released. >> michele bachmann is the ninth gop hopeful to sign what is being called the pledge. the federal government should not borrow more and less there are immediate spending cuts.
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an amendment to balance the federal budget. a stipulation that would repeal the health care overhaul. >> this is a positive plan to move our economy forward. something the president has failed to do. even if we pass this bill, that does not necessarily follow that we must increase the debt ceiling. >> she has avoided signing the pledge for weeks. she said she will still vote against raising the debt ceiling even if the conditions are met. >> time is running out for the country to pay its bills. kate amara has more. >> today house republicans plan to take up a bill requiring a steep spending cuts. the white house threatens a veto. both sides appear far apart.
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a default is looming on august 2. correct the federal government would go dark. paychecks for troops in afghanistan and iraq would stop. >> republicans plan to move forward with a plan to cut, cap, and balanced budgets. >> this legislation is the kind of thing washington needs right now. it may be the only option if you want to see the debt ceiling raised at all. >> the bill is unlikely to pass the senate. the president will probably feel it anyway. john boehner called the veto threat unfortunate. he said if we're going to raise the debt ceiling, the white house must be willing to demonstrate more courage then we have seen. both sides are posturing. there is optimism. president obama continued negotiating with republican leaders. >> any progress?
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>> this comes as senate leaders are crafting a fallback measure to increase the nation's credit limit. a plan both houses of congress are said to consider promising. harry reid said the senate will meet every day including weekends until the debt issue is resolved. kate amara, reporting. >> who is watching your tax money? many americans think we spend 10% for pensions and benefits but it is much less. you can take a quiz about how much you know about the federal budget on a website, >> 77 degrees on tv hill. a teenager holds a party hours after his parents are murdered. cracked this is traffic on 50 at 97 this morning. this hot and humid weather
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>> welcome back. 5:10. 84 degrees outside in the downtown area. there is a cold front in the area. it will not bring any big changes in the temperatures. it will hold off the extreme heat from coming from the midwest. some areas of rain into the western part of the state. that may slow people down if they head out early this morning. we will have scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. >> thank you. police in florida believe a
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teenager killed his parents with a hammer. the teenager faces two counts of first-degree murder. police were called to the home sunday morning when they found the bodies along with a bloody hammer locked in their bedroom. investigators believe the younger boy killed his parents then hosted a party with dozens of teenagers the same night. >> u.s. and a million spill -- there was an ammonia spill in nebraska. crews began dousing the ammonia with water. another huge dust storm in arizona. video shows what it was like as it rolled into the phoenix area. visibility cause problems for drivers. the thick cloud nearly blocked out the sun is in turmoil. this is the second time this month a large dust storm has
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coated phoenix with large dust. you live there for a long time. let's move on. " that is very rare. it is very early and hot and humid. 5:12. 77 degrees on tv hill. some local layoffs are announced. >> if river bookstore may be saying so long. which chain is shutting its doors for good? >> we have an accident along at 97. we will check forfo
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning to you. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. so far so good on most of the major roadways. southbound 97 at aviation boulevard, if you traveled of the airport, watch for an accident. the rest of the major roadways are running smoothly. no problems on any other road leading up to the beltway. a smooth ride on 95 coming out of the northeast. no delays to report. the fort mchenry and harbor tunnel looking good. 95 through howar county is a problem free ride. let's look at traffic and was started 95 at white marsh. southbound traffic moving without delay. northbound up towards cecil county, a smooth ride. this is traffic of 97 at 100,
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looking for delays. the accident is southbound at aviation boulevard. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning to you. [no audio] >> thank you and good morning. we do have a cold front in the area. that will not change the temperatures much. it will kickoff the chance for some rain today. the clouds will be cooler. there is some rain moving into the far western portions of the
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state. pretty light in nature. the heaviest thunderstorms out towards west virginia. there is a potential that there could be more scattered showers and storms across the entire state. we take a wider picture of this radar. we can see this is associated with a cold front that is hanging back across the great lakes. it is having a hard time of moving in. this front will keep the worst of the heat from coming in just yet. look at the high temperatures this morning. 84 in dallas. that is where there were at this time yesterday morning. 83 in minneapolis. you can see the green shading creeping into the great lakes. that is the heat pushing in. here's the current weather. you can see the clouds at the
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western tier of the state. the cold front is out to the north. the heat from the midwest will be shifting our way. tropical storm bret will be kicked out to sea. not all of rain associated with him. he will move off to the north and east. wind about 50 miles per hour. will track eastbound. we will be in the low 90's. very humid. partly sunny skies. maybe more widespread and heavy into the mountains. then they bring some relief from the heat. temperatures pushing to the upper 90's by friday. >> some of maryland employees
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are out of a job this morning. a processing plant has laid off 28 employees because of the lagging employer. they filed for bankruptcy protection last month and plans to sell all its assets to a new affiliate which may add an undetermined number of jobs. it looks like a final chapter for the second largest bookseller. borders is expected to ask a judge for permission -- for present to start liquidating stores. that process could begin on friday. borders helped pioneer the big box bookselling pioneer and could be out of business by september. a recent survey found four out of 10 employees have changed their predicted retirement date. 30% had raised their perspective
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retirement age. many employees lacked confidence in their ability to prepare for retirement. >> amazon is offering electronic textbook rentals. it is getting lonelier at the top for rupert murdoch. jane king has the business news in the bloomberg business report. good morning to you. >> that enter circle for rupert murdoch getting smaller. he is under pressure. he may lose his place as ceo of news corp.. he is scheduled to discuss the company's role before the u.k. parliament today over t. "news of the world" was shut down earlier this month. goldman sachs reporting their
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quarterly results today. we'll hear from apple and yahoo! tonight. stock futures are looking pretty strong. we did have a bit of a down day yesterday. the deadline passed is getting closer and closer about the debt limit. prices's back-to-school are cheaper than target and cheaper than kmart 94% of the time. those prices are likely to drop more as the back-to-school season progresses. amazon is going to start selling electronic textbook rentals as a way to draw people to their kindle e-reader. prices will be reduced as much as 80%. those rentals have late fees. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> i cannot wait for your next report.
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southwest airlines wanting its fliers to play a game to win some points. >> anything to make flying alone less painful these days. southwest trying to get more people to sign up and they have lost any promotion involving yahtzee. more on that in my next hour. >> thank you. >> sounds creative. 77 degrees on tv hill. a mother and son every night after decades of part. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. to you think baltimore city to repeal its newly adopted bottle tax? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
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>> a mother and son are making up for lost time. they reunited after her the mother give up the son for adoption. >> for more than three decades, they were very close. she remembers her pregnancy. >> i would put my arms around my belly and tell on all the things that i wanted him to know. >> she was prepared to give up her child for adoption. she was on a scholarship and going to graduate school at the time. as the boy got older, he wanted to know whose birth mother was. both were concerned about what he read would bring. >> anytime you try to find somebody, you have no idea what they're looking for for you. >> as the person who placed him in adoption, i thought maybe he
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will not forgive me for that. >> she consulted an adoption case worker who manage to put a file together. remember those talks she would have with her unborn baby? >> some of the things i said to him, he wrote to make in a letter that he wrote to introduce himself. it was amazing. >> the irony is associated with the story. she worked here at l'enfant plaza and he worked on capitol hill. they both attended hampton university. bill lived relatively close to each other. they are likely traveled in some of the same circles. he sent pictures from this wedding day and have the sun before the meeting. he had no idea what his mother looked like. >> i knew that is the person i have come here to see. >> the meeting took place on her
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birthday. >> i will never have another perfect like that again. >> that was derrick ward reported. >> they looked so much alike. >> very handsome mother and son. the quarterback of the ravens helping support a good cause. he will appear in the case he cares golf tournament. it provides fun and uplifting programs throughout the mid- atlantic states. the foundation held an auction and an awards ceremony. very nice. 77 degrees on tv hill. a break in the murder case thanks to an online dating website. >> ems get accused of cheating on the state exams. i'm kim dacey. >> we're starting off the date in the mid 70's. how hot look at this afternoon?
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>> trying to get to the airport, you may find some delays along 97. -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in there? oh, there's a prize, all right. is it a robot? no.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. it's going to be hot today and you'll get even hotter? >> i am just bubbling with kudus. we have warm conditions this morning. the cold front in the area is the silver lining. it will present the worst of the heat from coming in from the midwest. it is bring some rain to the west frontier of the state. we'll stay mostly dry for now. everyone this afternoon has the potential to see some scattered storms.
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94 in the city. even worse coming up in the forecast. >> obama has said over 20 days of over 100 degrees. >> it could always be worse. >> we're checking the area roads. one accident on at 97 if you're heading down to the airport. you might want to consider 295 as for all to death. we will keep you posted. in terms of other delays, we're looking good on the north and west side. so far so good on the j.f.x. this morning. problem-free on the harrisburg expressway all the way down to the beltway. 795 checking out find out of owings mills. east on 70 to the beltway is a nice ride. this is 97 at 100. no problems to report here. southbound 97 at aviation boulevard, you may start to see
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some delays. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a baltimore city fire department program suspended after reported cheating scandal. >> 20 cadets were involved in this. kim dacey is live this morning at fire headquarters with the story. >> the cheating incident occurred june 14 and involved as many as 20 cadets. there were given confidential state testing materials prior to taking their exams. a cheating scandal has forced the suspension of the ems training program at that facility. >> when something like this happens, it reflects on the whole agency. unfortunately, somebody decided to do something they should not and we are going to pay the price for that. >> the cheating took place june 14.
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they conducted a probe based on a complaint filed at the agency. the chief compliance agency concluded the students did possess confidential state testing materials prior to the assessment of their motor skills learned in class. the chief has asked the fire marshal's office to launch an internal investigation. the chief confirms that he was put on notice in writing. >> we need to know what you're going to do to address this. >> the training facility is temporary close. instructors have been reassigned to field duty. >> it is not our intent to get out of the business of teaching. we can do it the way we have been doing it. >> they have agreed to retest the 20 cadets. none of those cadets has ever
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been involved in any calls for service. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> it has raised millions of dollars but that is not stopping the fight to repeal the bottle tax. a bill was introduced to end the beverage tax next summer. pepsi cut 70 jobs at their plant. >> they are very competitive with other plants in the mid atlantic area. this beverage tax has caused them to lose an edge and a portion of the plant was shut down. >> it is supposed to be in place until 2013. it goes to graffiti cleanup. this year reported $5 million to the city's coffers. the city expected $6 million. >> the budget deficit went to
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$65 million this year. the revenues from the bottle tax helped us. >> it will most likely need to be replaced by something else if it gets repealed. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think baltimore city should repeal its newly adopted bottle tax? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> a prince george's county man accused of the slaying of a nurse and her daughter is convicted on unrelated charges. a jury found jason scott guilty of carjacking, theft, and gun charges related to a series of home invasions. in november, he will stand trial of the two people. their bodies were found in 2009 in a burning car in largo. >> baltimore remembers a beloved school teacher. wendell hairston was a longtime
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music instructor for baltimore city schools. he was killed when a stolen vehicle crashed into his van that belle and ferndale avenues. his students remember their teacher as a kind of hard working instructor. >> we all knew when he was -- he always took us out. what time we were on tv one time. we were doing a musical that he signed us up for. he always had us on different things. everybody liked him in school. >> one of the suspects in the stolen vehicles shot a man along liberty heights ave. the search continues for a hit- and-run driver who killed a bicyclist. alex hernandez was hit while riding his bicycle across ritchie highway. the driver may be driving in a hyundai sonata.
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the vehicle has damage to the windshield and mirror. if you have any information, you're asked to call anne arundel county police. >> a chat between an on-line dating couple is the focus of a murder investigation. after meeting someone on an online dating site, it will then confessed to killing her husband. she is now charged in the murder by crashing the family car into a tree. the man her husband was chatting with -- we still don't know where casey anthony is spending her freedom. speculation has been mounting where she will lift after being acquitted on charges of killing her daughter. some pundits have tossed out the state of ohio because the s have some family of
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their. >> i do not want to see any money go anywhere that has anything to do with the death of that child. >> the attorneys are only saying she is safe and that volunteers are footing the bill for security. more clues on the "today" show. >> a miracle surgery is what women are calling a procedure that is giving them the gift of motherhood. >> four went on 97, we continue to monitor an accident. we'll update you on that and check on
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>> welcome back.
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5:40. it is 84 degrees downtown. what a comfortable temperature out there -- not. we have heat and humidity in place. it is worse in the midwest. we have been talking about the extreme heat wave in the midwest. the warmth right now is going to be just as bad through this afternoon. it will not be as bad here. it could get that way late in the week. stay tuned for my seven-day forecast because you will want to see the temperatures. >> he uses a kind of cumin gps. a surgical technique to treat you during the fibroids -- uterine fibroids. >> it is a huge tank of arteries
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and veins in the uterus. it will then found a doctor who uses the three-d imaging technique. during the technique, he cuts off blood supply and this gives many women unbelievable results. >> i have a daughter and another is due in december. >> we can change patients's lives in this white. >> nothing like having your own children. >> fabulous. there is no guarantee woman will be able to conceive. this dramatically reduces radiation exposure but give people a lot of hope. 77 degrees on tv hill. look at a drug and hear from a former addict. >> johns hopkins hospital is named top dog. >> this is the beltway at harford road. we will tell you why heading to
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the airport may experience some dela
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. here is what is going on. one accident on southbound 97 at aviation boulevard. we're not seeing any significant delays. he may start to see a bit of a backup making your way down toward the airport. you can see we're in the green on the major roadways. not tracking any delays to and from cecil county. everything running smoothly on pulaski highway and 95. this is 295. northbound traffic at 175. use this as an alternate to 97. this is traffic at harford road. everything looks great on the
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northeast corner. the harrisburg and the j.f.x. checking out fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> good morning. if you diversions. 51 bus is diverting. we have the 10, 22 buses diverting at east turned. a few bus delays. the 40, 54, and 97 buses among the delays we are seeing this morning on the buses. light rail and metro subway on schedule. no delays on penn, camden, and brunswick lines so far. i'm kurt kronke. now back to ava marie. good morning. >> good morning. most of the state starting at with dry weather. there is a cold front that is making its way into the north east. ahead of that, the rain has survive the overnight hour. out towards oakland and
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cumberland, they may see some rain this morning. the state is starting out fairly dry. this same front could kickoff some thunderstorms this afternoon. we are mild and humid. 77 in frederick. 84 at the inner harbor. this will only get warmer as sunshine kicks in. slightly cooler out towards the west. oakland, 68 degrees. the cold front is showing up on the national temperatures in the green. upper michigan and new york, 50's and 60's overnight. we're very warm. potter is to get out towards the midwest. dallas once again in the 80's. we are expected to triple-digit heat and it will be oppressive combined with the humidity. that is heading our way.
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it will get much hotter late in the week. a large area that looks like a bubble in the atmosphere will be extending our way for the next couple of days. the cold front is holding that offer now. the cold front is helping us to stay away for many tropical activity. the latest tropical system is off the east coast of florida. stearcold front will frontbre bret away from the east coast. maybe eastern virginia macy's some rough waters as bret goes by. the cold front will help kick it off to sea. we're still in the 90's today with partly sunny skies. towards the afternoon, scattered thunderstorms in the mountains with heavy downpours and some
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gusty winds. storms are possible into the night. in looks a better term -- it looks better tomorrow, 92. temperatures keep on ticking up. near 100 degrees by friday. >> it may become the next big high in maryland. a drug that is legal but using it can result in dangerous and sometimes deadly consequences. i spoke with a former addict. >> it made my heart raced 1,000 miles per hour. it kept me up for nights after night. i was terrible and ann curry. >> this person is described the effects of a powerful drug he was addicted to. a drug that is perfectly legal. >> it was easy to obtain. very easy. >> we had no trouble buying it and a store and online. it is deadly. >> it is killing people.
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it is that dangerous. is that bad. >> tonight at 11:00 p.m., the powerful effect of this drug. how is it that it is legal? >> the international college is in talks with two other schools about a possible merger. otherwise it will lose its accreditation in august after failing to address some longstanding concerns. the school would lose federal funding. for now, the institutions that may be involved in a merger are not being named. johns hopkins hospital is the top hospital in the united states according to a ranking of hospitals. it ranked first in neurology, neurosurgeon, urology, psychology, and ear, nose, and throat. congratulations. >> 77 degrees on tv hill. positive news for the 20 12th
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nfl season. keith mills will tell us about how soon we could hear a deal. >>here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> let's get to one of your
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rented to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think baltimore city should repeal its newly adopted bottle tax? >> keep sending us those responses. we will post more of your answers on the front page of >> good morning. once again, the orioles scored enough runs to win last night. they scored 10. they give up 15. they lose the first game of the series to the red sox, 15-10. there has been a silver lining. j.j. hardy signed with the orioles yesterday for three more years. the birds started fast. derrek lee off the knuckleball.
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adam jones and matt wieters scored. 2-0 orioles. a rare error for lee. he has played a tremendous first base this year. this one cost them. birds down 6-2. j.j. hardy gets two back with one swing. adam jones also homers. disaster in the eighth. 7-7. the picture of what a couple of guys. dustin pedroia off the wall. 9-7. kevin youkilis, part of an 8-run inning. 15-10, the final. the orioles lose. that is not easy to do. neither has been trying to bang out an nfl labor contract.
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it looks like it is just about over. talks continue today in d.c. to go over the final deal. the sides met for eight and a half hours yesterday. the players expected to meet tomorrow to vote on the contract. the owners will do the same in atlanta on thursday. the sides have agreed to increase the benefits of retired players which should bring the total to the life of the contract to $1 billion for the retired players, to increase their health benefits. it is a lot of money but that is good for them. >> thank you. coming up in our next hour -- >> could homeowners see some relief in their property taxes? medicalssible midd breakthrough for people suffering from havhepatitis
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c. >> talking about an event in ocean city. >> rain is confined to the western corner of the state. we could see rain elsewhere this afternoon. >> headed to the airport, one accident on 97. we'll check for problems elsewhere, coming up.
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>> a cheating scandal rocked the baltimore city fire academy. the rest of the story straight ahead. >> as the debt deadline draws closer, there's a flurry of partisan proposals and rhetoric. >> it has brought in millions of dollars to the city. was baltimore looking to repeal its no bottle tax? tell us if you think that is a good idea

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